55 minutes | Jan 29, 2020

050: Welcome back, you bumptious Turdsworth

NEW YEAR NEW...RETURNING PODCAST There was a lil hiatus and we never really got to warn you, sorry! This episode, we jump back in with some bookish news, recommendations, and a chat about what's going on in Lawrence this spring! Turns out? Lots of stuff.  Show notes: https://lplks.org/blogs/post/050-welcome-back-you-bumptious-turdsworth Bookish News: According to LitHub, "Lord Byron used to call William Wordsworth 'Turdsworth,' and yes, this is a real historical fact." You're welcome and goodnight. There has been some capital-U Uproar over at Romance Writers of America. Some capital-R Racist capital-U Uproar. Polli walks us through a bunch of highlights, and here are some other sources:    Two Book Minimum:  The Little Book of Lost Words by Joe Gillard, found on the Schitt'$ Creek list/display that Ilka made! The Player's Handbook by Jeremy Crawford (D&D, not, like, being a playa) The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (“Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” Duh.) Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness by Dr. Qing Li What's Going On? (So much.) In partnership with the Lawrence NAACP, we have an awesome African American Read-In planned (events throughout February) with a Kick-off on Feb 2nd. Come to the kick-off for a lively panel discussion led by scholars, writers, and librarians about the importance of representation in literature. Read Across Lawrence has been announced! The adult read is The Round House by Louise Erdrich (who will be at Haskell this spring!!!!) The events for Adult RAL will be throughout April, with the giveaway on March 28th. (Stay tuned for more info, because that will also be our 2020 CENSUS BASH!)  Also coming this spring, as we've bragged about before, is Paper Plains Literary Festival ------------------------ Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond. This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunesopens a new window, Stitcheropens a new window, or SoundCloudopens a new window. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate
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